January 23, 2009

Obama versus Osama

RAIS AHMAD KHAN

A new player has entered the world stage, but his nemesis has been around for quite a while. Who dominates the news from now on, remains to be seen. But one thing is clear – the contest henceforth will not only be confined to brute force on the battlegrounds, but also as a moral dilemma confounding the hearts and minds of people around the globe.

The choice between forces of good and evil was not so blurred during the Bush era, but now the moral equilibrium has made it more difficult to choose between the two sides. The newcomer on the world scene carried with him an aura of sincerity and ethical integrity that was conspicuously absent at the time of his predecessor. So now people have to take the USA’s pronouncements more seriously and weigh carefully.Read More »Obama versus Osama

Tension less, alienation more-By Kuldip Nayar

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A 47-YEAR-OLD woman, Amita Uddaiya, has disclosed that she was flown out from Mumbai to the US for questioning by ‘white men’.

Two days later, she was flown back and was asked to say that she had gone to Satara, a place not very far from Mumbai. Amita had seen six terrorists arriving in the fishermen colony on the seaside. They were part of a group of 10 who attacked Mumbai.
Read More »Tension less, alienation more-By Kuldip Nayar

Democracy in Muslim world-By Ayesha Siddiqa

Is Islam antithetical to democracy and vice versa is a question that seems to have generated a lot of debate inside and outside the Muslim world.

On this issue opinions are clearly divided between some of the western scholars and media gurus and their counterparts in the Muslim world. In fact, the entire debate has become so confusing that it has blurred reality.
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